The crash of the ocean

Everything that happens on this Earth is in our best interest, even when it is cloaked in dark veils. Some days I wonder why, why, why. Why the injustice? Why the struggle? Why the pain of existence? And then, after a long pause, dancing between […]

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Miracles in the making

Miracles happen in the secret pockets of time. In moments when you least expect them. Because there is no room for expectations in miracle making. Last evening I attended a party that began and ended with miracles. I met people who were so connected to […]

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Uprooted, upended, upside down

Change. The thing you find lying randomly on the sidewalk. And that other thing that defines what being alive means. My one and only daughter turned eighteen the other day. I experienced a mixture of sadness and elation. Sad that her childhood is slowly coming […]

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Time without Meaning

Western understanding of time is that it is a commodity to be exchanged for money. Our entire system, including institutions, commerce, systems for governance and lifestyle, is based on our time-is-money definition. It creates an environment in which clock combat is king. We immerse ourselves […]

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Summer’s Farewell

The sun rays pierce through the open sky. The smell of decaying leaves fills the air. Summer gasps its last breath as we say fare-thee-well for another year. I have never been at such peace to bid the hot months goodbye as I have been¬†this […]

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The Bud Before the Bloom

The light hit my face with an intensity I hadn’t felt in months as the sky filled the world with a new kind of preciousness. Spring had finally come. Do you know the feeling that you are about to burst with something completely new, utterly […]

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The Story of an Orchid

Sometimes we must die to be born again. Even the most fragile of us can be resurrected. It just takes the right conditions. This past June my orchid languished in record temperatures while I lounged in the French sun. It wasn’t fair. It was careless. […]

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The Infinite Universe

For the past year, I have shared the “top thing to do today” on Facebook. As with most inspired writing, I have no idea where it comes from, but I know it has to be said. Now, here are some of the highlights — in […]

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Let There Be Rain

If we only ever wanted sunshine, we’d never get rainbows. Rain brings the Earth to life. It is essential to our existence. And yet we resist rain ¬†— we complain about it as if it really weren’t necessary. It messes with our plans. We resent […]

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